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Severe weather threat returns to the southern Plains on Sunday

Severe weather is possible on Sunday across a large portion of the southern Plains. Large to very large hail and damaging winds are the primary threats although isolated tornadoes cannot be ruled out. The Storm Prediction Center has highlighted an area of Slight Risk for the area most likely to see severe weather.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Last Update: 335 AM EDT SUN APR 26 2015

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Tampa Bay, FL Local Forecast Office

6NM SE Sanibel FL

Marine Zone Forecast

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO MARINERS...MARINE FORECASTS ARE ISSUED AT LEAST FOUR TIMES A DAY. BOATERS ON EXTENDED TRIPS SHOULD ROUTINELY MONITOR SUBSEQUENT FORECAST ISSUANCES AND UPDATES FOR THE LATEST MARINE WEATHER INFORMATION. THE WAVE HEIGHTS ARE FORECAST AS SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT WHICH IS THE AVERAGE OF THE HIGHEST ONE-THIRD OF THE WAVES. THE HIGHEST WAVES MAY RARELY BE TWICE THE SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT. THE WINDS AND SEAS NEAR THUNDERSTORMS MAY BE HIGHER THAN FORECAST.

Synopsis: AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE CROSSING TO THE NORTH OF THE COASTAL WATERS WILL KEEP WINDS ELEVATED THROUGH MUCH OF THE WEEKEND. SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR PORTIONS OF THE WATERS NORTH OF ENGLEWOOD INCLUDING TAMPA BAY. AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE ACROSS THE GULF OF MEXICO THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK WITH AN INCREASING CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE COASTAL WATERS.

Today
Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
Tonight
West winds 5 to 10 knots then becoming southwest around 15 knots after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. A slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight.
Monday
Southwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop. A chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms.
Monday Night
North winds around 5 knots then becoming east around 10 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms in the evening. A chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight.
Tuesday
Southeast winds around 10 knots then becoming south in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop. A chance of showers in the morning. A slight chance of thunderstorms. Showers likely in the afternoon.
Tuesday Night
West winds 5 to 10 knots then becoming south around 15 knots after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. Showers likely and a slight chance of thunderstorms.
Wednesday
Southwest winds around 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Bay and inland waters choppy. Showers likely and a slight chance of thunderstorms.
Wednesday Night
West winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to around 20 knots after midnight. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Bay and inland waters choppy. Showers likely and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening...then a chance of showers after midnight.
Thursday
Northwest winds around 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet. Bay and inland waters choppy. A chance of showers in the morning...then a slight chance of showers in the afternoon.

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Last Update: 335 AM EDT SUN APR 26 2015
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